Scene from the film The Love Equation of Henry Fast
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The Love Equation of Henry Fast

  • Poland
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The film shows a lonely life of a retired professor of mathematics. Henryk is a hopeless romantic, a hostage of love, Don Juan ready to sacrifice everything, which he has done more than once, in order to find reciprocated love. When, towards the end of the film, the protagonist’s daughter asks him, ‘So what are you going to do now?’, he says, ‘I would like to find a woman, but if it was that simple, there would not be so many unhappy, lonely people’.


  • Original Title
    Niewiadoma Henryka Fasta
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Agnieszka Elbanowska
  • Cinematography
    Paweł Nadolny
  • Editing
    Maryla Torbus, Agnieszka Elbanowska
  • Sound
    Dariusz Wancerz
  • Runtime
    41 min (31-45 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Poland
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • DOK.Leipizg, Germany, 2013
    • 53rd Krakow Film Festival, Poland, 2013
    • 21st Camerimage International Film Festival, Poland, 2013
    • 11th European Medium-Length Film Meetings, 2014
    • FIDE International Student FF, France, 2014
    • 28th Pärnu International Documentary and Antropological FF, Estonia, 2014
    • 11th Festival du Cinema de Brive, France, 2014
    • 5th International Documentary Film Festival "Tranzyt", Poland, 2013
    • 7th Film and Art Film Festival Two Riversides, Poland, 2013
    • 6th Documentary Film Festival, "Okiem Młodych", Poland, 2013
    • Off Cinema Film Festival, Poznań, Poland, 2013
    • Prowincjonalia Film Festival, Poland, 2014
    • 32nd Koszalin "Młodzi i Flim" Film Festival, Poland 2013
  • Awards
    • 53rd Krakow Film Festival - The President of the Association of Polish Filmmakers Award
    • 5th International Documentary Film Festival "Tranzyt" - Award for the Best Documentary
    • 32nd Koszalin "Młodzi i Flim" Film Festival - Jantar 2013 for the best short documentary
    • Off Cinema Film Festival - Brown Castle
    • 11th European Medium-Length Film Meetings - Europe Mention is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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